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Australia leads the world in interest in vegan

15 January, 2019

In 2018, search interest in 'vegan' information was at an all-time high in Australia.


Meal kits — a $3 billion market in the US

04 December, 2018

While the meal kit market is maturing it is still experiencing double-digit growth.


Provenance expected to transform food in 2019

21 November, 2018

Food and beverage businesses are expected to promote provenance, authenticity and artisanal processes in products next year, according to a report from New Nutrition Business.


The opportunities of on-demand meal kits

14 November, 2018

In-store meal kit purchases are booming and giving food manufacturers opportunities for increased sales.


Are dinner planning behaviours generational?

12 September, 2018

NPD research found consumer behaviours around food are impacted by generational values, age and life stage.


The ideal way to serve children's food

07 September, 2018

Researchers found gender and age influenced how children like their food to be arranged.


Cucumbers possible culprits of EU Salmonella outbreak

13 August, 2018

An outbreak of Salmonella Agona affecting 147 people from five European countries over the last four years may be linked to ready-to-eat cucumber.


Workplace food is making us unhealthy

20 June, 2018

Unhealthy eating habits at work are contributing up to 1300 calories to a person's weekly food intake, and 70% of these calories are from free food.


Music volume influences food choices

30 May, 2018

The volume of ambient music influences whether a consumer chooses healthy or unhealthy foods because it impacts heart rate and arousal.


Aussies eating more vegies with smartphone app

09 May, 2018

A report by CSIRO shows 80% of participants were 'always' or 'usually' eating three types of vegetables at dinner after using its VegEze app.


Tapeworms and weight loss

20 April, 2018

Whether you buy your tapeworms from a clinic or get them from sushi, there really are better ways to lose weight.


Low-fat or low-carb for weight loss?

07 March, 2018

The eternal question has been whether a low-fat or low-carb diet is more effective in weight loss. Now Stanford researchers have found that neither option is superior.


Consumer trends 2018: Good carbs, bad carbs

12 December, 2017

Concerns about food intolerances, healthier diets and the quest for smaller waistlines are driving consumers to look for better and fewer carbohydrates, according to the '10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2018' report by New Nutrition Business.


Connection found between parental diet and offspring immunity

30 November, 2017

There is a close relationship between parents' diets and the immunity of their offspring, according to new research from the University of Sydney.


Could sacha inchi be the new superfood?

28 November, 2017

The world is constantly on the hunt for the next superfood. In the past it has been kale, chia seeds and acai berries, but a popular one in Asia right now is sacha inchi.


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